CPC scholar Brienna Perelli-Harris has been presented the prestigious Dirk van de Kaa award for social demography. The award, which honours outstanding achievements by an individual scholar in social demography was presented to Brienna during the closing ceremony of the European Population Conference 2016 for her outstanding research on cohabitation and childbearing across Europe.
Dr Perelli-Harris commented 'I am delighted to accept the Dirk van de Kaa award and gratefully thank the jury of Professors Arnstein Aassve, Elizabeth Thomson and Clara Mulder for selecting me. I also thank the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) for their generous sponsorship of the award. It is a privilege to receive the award for my work, in particular my research on nonmarital childbearing which used quantitative and qualitative demographic methods to discover new insights about childbearing and has far reaching implications for policy across Europe'.
The Award is dedicated to the groundbreaking contributions of Dirk van de Kaa to the study of population, including his work on the Second Demographic Transition. It also celebrates his efforts to co-found and build the European Association for Population Studies, notably as its first President.
Find out more about Brienna's research on cohabitation and health and family policies across Europe.